Find  the latest Newsletter May 2022, on the Historical Newsletters page.

Courses Summary Updated (Aug 22 version)

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Recently updated on 9/8/2022

Coming soon -  The Open Day

For the latest News for some groups...
Garden Group August Newsletter

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Ancestry Search group

August is Family History Month and our meeting that month will be focusing on beginning your family history journey.

Whether your forebears were indigenous to New Zealand, or came by boat or air you are all welcome to come and hear some ways that you can make quick and economical progress into researching your family tree.  Several handouts with research tips will be available at the end of the meeting.

Masks are required at the venue.

Friday 19 August 2022,  10:00am.  Tawa Union Church lounge, 6 Elena Place, Tawa..

For further details contact: Doug Miller, [email protected],  0204-645537

Report on the Philosophy Group

The course entitled Impact of Philosophy is now more than halfway through. So far, and with attendances of between five and eleven (reflecting the impact of Covid 19) it has sought to examine our world in terms of the lasting practical effects that are still visible because of the application of philosophical concepts. Philosophy is not just complex talk, it is the very stuff of our human lives and proudest achievements.

Those powerful leaps in reasoning involve a myriad of schools of history-altering thought including (bio)ethics, logic, political, constitutional and social movements, social/scientific theories and the very way that so many forms of art portray and have moved us all over the centuries.

In his seminal book The Socrates Express (central focus of the course) author Eric Weiner went on multiple trains to visit the places where men like Socrates, Rousseau, Gandhi, Plato, Sartre and Nietzsche developed their world-changing thoughts. We follow Eric’s lead here in Tawa (at the Union church).

These were the gigantic figures who gave us Socratic method of argument, nonviolent protest, existentialism and the towering Social Contract. Group members Dave Smith, Graham Ellett, John Bolland, Anne Doggett plus Barbara (and Peter) Woods have delivered papers on these and many other topics.

By the end of the course we will also have listened to philosophy-based songs, viewed game-changing paintings (Mona Lisa), read novels of massive social import and dissected a Shakespeare tragedy (Macbeth) for telling echoes of these important landmarks in human thought. From 20 June onwards there will be several more sessions and all members are welcome to attend.  The fortnightly schedule has been telescoped to make better use of time and resources. We will finish in early August.

Writing Group Articles

New Stories:  The Storm
                       Padma -about my life
                       Educating the Neighbours (and Others) – by Ainsley                    
                       I'm Not Dead Yet                    
                      One ANZAC Day
Older stories: Leaving - very topical                    
                      Epidemic of Love.                    
                      Book Published

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Music Performance News ...
Table Tennis News...

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Metlink On Demand Public Transport.  Click this link for more details: Metlink On Demand Trial - Tawa Suburb » Metlink

Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 50 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find some things that are of interest to you.  


You can email us - [email protected]

Hello all U3A Tawa members.

Hi everybody, from Rosemary Smith you 2022 news editor. I have had surgery for 
carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand and are recovering.
I welcome contributions that make for informative and interesting reading for our members, it’s 
increasingly important to keep continuity.
Thank you to all those members who have happily sent me material AND photos about group 
activities, interesting stories and snippets about their lives. 
Please do keep them coming

Stay safe everyone, and I love the cartoon that Helen Roper sent me! Rosemary Smith

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the Contact Us page of this site.  You can also use our ENROL page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the Contact Us page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

Coming up in the next seven days...

Friday, 12 August 2022
10:00am - Scrap-Booking / Cards [SCB] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
10:00am - 12:00pm - PETANQUE [PET] - Aotea Lagoon
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
10:00am - Travel Adventures [TRA] RUNS ALL YEAR - Emmaus Centre
10:00am - 11:00am - Tai Chi [TCM] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Union Church
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Tai Chi [TCB] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
Monday, 15 August 2022
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Choir [CHR] (U3A Singers) RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Union Church
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
1:30pm - Quiz [QUZ] 2nd Half Year - Tawa Union Church Hall
9:00am - Tawa- Linden Walkers [TLW] - Meet at Tawa Junction, Wellington Beds end of car park
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
10:30am - Movie Group [MOV] RUNS ALL YEAR - Lighthouse Cinema, Pauatahanui
10:30am - 12:30pm - Indoor Bowls [INB] 2nd Half of the Year - Tawa Union Church Hall
Thursday, 18 August 2022
10:00am - Table Tennis [TTN] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre Hall
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [ART] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
10:30am - 11:30am - History (HIS) 3 sessions - Tawa Library
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